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washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide the afghan military with advanced high-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide
. here are the latest market figures. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like to show the worst picture. probably they may pass a happy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremi
to their afghan counter parts. karzai is visiting washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide advanced high-tech weapons. >>> the japanese prime minister is moving from meeting to meeting to do what which he for the economy. he's putting pressure on the bank of japan to do more. >> it's clear he wants prices to rise. they will conduct monetary easing to reflect the prime minister request for a 2% inflation target. this comes as prime minister abe called for more cooperation for his administration and the bank of japan. >> translator: during the cent allower house election campaign i call eed for the central banko set a 2% inflation target and take bold, monetary easing steps. i want the bank to take this into consideration when it forms monetary policy. >> translator: the government and the central bank have had monetary discussions three times a month. we will continue to exchange with the government. >> they hope to get certain guarantees from the government. these include not having to state when the inflation target will be achieved and the flexibility to change policy if
about the transition of his nation's security from u.s. to afghan control. today he met separately with defense secretary and secretary of state hillary clinton. tomorrow he's scheduled to meet with president obama. >>> well there is a war of sorts between virginia and maryland over just where that new fbi headquarters should be located. as peggy fox reports today, northern virginia brought out the big guns, some federal state and local leaders all who want to bring the agency to the old dominion. >> reporter: it's rare to see a diverse group like this in one place saying the same thing. >> we all worked together on this, we are a team. >> reporter: there was liberal democrat jim moran and republicans. even though that they all have sites they want the fbi to consider as it looks to leave its crumbling old headquarters downtown, virginia's elected leaders are lobbying as a united front. >> the nexus of homeland security, defense related, intelligence related and law enforcement related facilities in virginia are unrivaled in the nation. we believe that the fbi could not find a bett
all this: u.s. and afghan negotiators at odds over granting american soldiers immunity from prosecution under afghan law, after 2014. the issue is expected to come up friday, when afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietnam war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we thank you both for joining us. bing west, to you first, is it a good idea to even
president assad could for what hislead an people want, rather than resisting it. >> afghan president karzai is in the u.s. for talks with president obama on u.s. troops levels in afghanistan after the withdrawal deadline of 2014. obama administration officials have recently floated troop numbers ranging from zero to 20,000 after combat operations formally come to an end. karzai kicked off his visit on wednesday by meeting a group of senators. >> the trip has just begun and the meeting over today's the ledge to the days. [indiscernible] afghan president karzai in washington. in india, the identity of the woman who died after being gang raped and mutilated with a metal bar and a moving bus has been publicly revealed. she was 23 years old when she succumbed to her injuries and after nearly two weeks in hospital last month. the five suspects in her rape and murder appeared in court today for a second time. a member of their defense team is drawing ire after also saying he is never heard of a "respected lady being raped in india." in an interview with bloomberg news, he said -- he blamed the att
along with "wall street journal" reporter josh mitchell later today on c-span. >> afghan president is visiting the u.s. this week. tomorrow meeting with president obama at the white house. also tomorrow, speaking at georgetown university. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern, and you can see it live on our companion network, c-span. >> the "washington post" recently held a forum on women. labor secretary held that silas spoke about her career from and turning in the white house during the carter administration to serving in the obama administration. since this discussion from december, the secretary announced she is leaving her post at the end of the president's first term. >> good morning, and welcome. we have a remarkable gathering of women this morning, and they are -- their personal stories and backgrounds are as varied as america itself. they come from los angeles and cleveland and baltimore. they grew up poor, not so poor, asian-american, african-american, hispanic, and white. each of them have one thing in common. they are all phenomenally successful. each rose to the top of their f
week for the afghan head of state. tonight he meets with secretary of state hillary clinton before meeting with president obama tomorrow. >>> and in about 30 meant, vice president joe biden will host gun rights' owners and advocates as part of his gun control task force. the nra has other gun owner groups and sportsmen all headed to the white house. >>> walmart, the nation's largest gun retailer will attend a separate hearing with attorney joan eric holder. yesterday the task force met with victims groups and gun control supporters who say that they were encouraged by the conversation the task force is expected to make its recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, a major announcement about the presidential cabinet. this afternoon, president obama will nominate jack lew secede timothy geithner as secretary. he's currently the white house chief of staff and budget director. he will be nominated at 1:30 this afternoon and we'll stream it live on nbcwashington.com. don't miss it. >>> talk about funny money, cash may look loopy if lew is confirmed. doesn't this look like
on c-span. >> afghan president hamid karzai who is in washington, d.c. this week met with secretary leon panetta today ahead of meetings with president obama at the white house tomorrow. president karzai will be speaking at georgetown university tomorrow on relations between his country in the u.s. at 5:30 p.m. eastern we'll have live coverage on c-span. >> if you ask how many are self identify libertarians, people who describe themselves as a libertarian, you might be getting between 10% and 15%. if you ask questions about different ideological things, do you believe in x or y, depending on which poll you get, you get 30% of americans calling them libertarians. are you economically conservative but socially liberal, you get over half of americans call themselves that is what they are. because people see these things it does not mean they believe them. if you ask do you want smaller government, they say yes. do you want government to spend less money and they say yes. if you ask them to cut an item on the budget, they do not want to cut anything. it is not clear they believe lyoness
few days holding talks with several washington bigwigs. >> -- afghan president hamid karzai's visit to the u.s. is well under way. >> on friday, president karzai will meet with president obama. they are set to discuss the number of u.s. troops that will stay in afghanistan after 2014. one of the miamior issues is immunity. officials say if u.s. troops are denied immunity protection from prosecution in afghanistan, all troops could be removed from the country after 2014. >> the united states is not going to put its armed forces or its diplomats or contractors under afghan law. they are representing sovereign american interests and our law controls. >> reporter: security remains shaky in the region. some fear a complete troop withdrawal will place afghanistan back into the chaos of the 1990s that enabled the taliban to seize power and provide a haven for al-qaeda. >> we are in afghanistan to protect american interests. we are not there to make afghanistan a nicer place. we are there to prevent terrorist attacks against the united states. >> reporter: when reporter asked president car
of conversation between president obama and president karzai and they will really be meeting to assess the situation there, the training of afghan forces. of course, that is a big part of the drawdown process right now, so they will be talking about that, touching base on that issue, about you again those troop levels will likely be key. an important point, martin, i don't expect them to come out with a resolution. we don't expect to hear specific numbers at the end of tomorrow. what we're expecting is more of an update. we expect president obama and president karzai to give a joint news conference which is customary when a foreign leaders comes to visit. i think that's what we're hoping for, but again no specific troop levels. >> and you don't think there will be any specific number either shared and agreed on or disputed? >> reporter: well, i think they're going to be talking about numbers, but the white house has signaled don't expect this to be signed, 150e8d, and delivered after tomorrow's meeting. is there a possibility for that? certainly, because i think that is going to be the
asked president obama to approve 40,000 more forces, they were really to be a bridge force to give us a enough time to stop taliban momentum, to create some secure areas but also to grow afghan security forces. there has been progress. they got a long way to go but there's been a lot of progress and i think it's time the afghan forces and the afghan government stand on its own as much as possible. they may need some help but i they they can do an awful lot of it themselves now. >> in the book you write about the distrust and the military and the united states and the obama white house and distrust that really occurred early on based on kind of the politics of the operation. i'm not -- i don't want to misquote you. but you basically talked about -- where are my notes -- the distrust, the decision making process on afghanistan, that's what the distrust was based on, the decision making process. what does that mean? >> the term i used was lack of trust and a trust deficit. the reason i used those was because i consider that a little different from mistrust. whenever you've got a new orga
.s. troops could be leaving afghanistan by the end of 2014. at this moment afghan president hamid karzai is in washington meeting with members of the senate foreign relations committee and he is set to meet with president obama on friday but here's the question. even if we say billions, by bringing our troops home, could the strategy backfire and end up costing more than it would save? joining me, peter brookes, senior fellow at the heritage foundation. peter, welcome to the show. i want to start with the meeting they're having today, what do you think about that? is it achieving anything? is it meant for optics as they say right now? is there something real about it? >> certainly capitol hill is one of the levers of influence in washington, right? i mean, karzai is in town to meet with the president. i think he is meeting with leon panetta tomorrow at the pentagon. he is looking for allies. he is looking to stake out his position on the future of afghanistan as we move towards some sort of troop withdrawal or lower levels of troop presence in afghanistan and he is laying, he is laying o
an official state of emergency about it. first, let's start with afghan president karzai who has been here all week. today he meets with defense secretary panetta and secretary of state hill clinton. karzai's meetings come one day before his one-on-one with president obama. yesterday karzai met with senators to discuss mutual goals of the u.s. and afghanistan. before the meeting, nbc's mike viqueira asked him about security in his country post-20 post-2014. >> i was told by the organizer of the senate to keep quiet. >> thank you, everybody. >> admitted he was told he was not allowed to speak to reporters. >>> new quinnipiac poll in virginia, close race for governor. the two are practically tide with mcauliffe at 40%. cuccinelli tied at 34%. bolling dropped out of the race important the republican nomination in late november. he has been the exploring the option of running as an independent candidate. continues not to rule that idea out. finally, the nationwide outbreak of the flu has taken a dangerous turn. in boston, it is so bad the mayor declared a public health emergency after reporting po
seconds ago. literally. defense secretary leon panetta going to be hosting afghan hamid karzai at the pentagon. karzai has a busy schedule. he's meeting with hillary clinton. he visited leaders yesterday on capitol hill. and he will sit down with president obama. and nbc's tia who is normally there is here with us. >> thank you. good to be. >> you met with karzai. you did an interview with him. give us your perspective on his visit here? >> it should be interesting. what they're trying to do is get the serious ball rolling on what america's future in afghanistan is going to be. president obama had strong words in the interview, particularly to the united states. i think he's being realistic in the fact that america may not have much of a presence after 2014. and he's trying to get his ducks in a row for afghanistan's future. although president karzai, if you think about it, there's going to be another election in 2014. he's not going to be the president of afghanistan. right now, what he's focusing on is helping his own legacy. >> and how many could be left behind. it could be
-- by some counts would require in excess of 50,000 people, including contractors, because the afghan army has no air support, medical support, logistics, etc. salaries would run $4 billion a year. who is going to pay them? the obama administration is not likely to cut and run. you see signs in the press to get down to a lower level. level of 6000 is around. if that was to take place, under the afghan security forces operate without the support in forms of air, logistics, and pay, especially when virtually every nato country wants to get out as quickly as possible? we could see a quicker decline in western presence in 2013, rather than 2014. >> would you like to discuss that first? >> this is a legitimate concern. in fact, our defense minister is in town today at the pentagon, discussing some of these issues. he has come with a detailed list of the enablers the afghan national army needs, including, as you mentioned, long-range artillery and intelligence- gathering capabilities. fixed-wing and rotary aircraft for transportation. we have been completely dependent for all of these things on
. >> the pentagon was only the beginning of the afghan president's visit to washington. >> our meeting, i believe, helped -- will help lay the ground work for president karzai's discussions tomorrow with president obama. >> sources say president karzai and his defense minister brought a wish list to the pentagon, drones, helicopters, and hardware to support their security forces. >> what we talked about yesterday was, you know, let's move beyond a wish list of equipment. >> the u.s. want assurances the terrorists won't set up troops in afghanistan after the troops leave. karzai agreed. >> be able to provide security to these people. >> but a recent pentagon reports that the afghan border patrol relies on the u.s. for even its most basic needs, food and water. it's rife with illiteracy, lack of accountability, and corruption. and these conditions are expected to endure beyond 2014. but every troop in afghanistan costs the u.s. government about a million dollars a year. so even leaving a small force adds up. 3,000 troops would cost $3 billion every year they are deployed. the question of how many t
on the burden of student debt on families. later today on c-span. >> afghan president karzei, who is in washington this week, met with secretary panetta earlier today ahead of meetings with president obama at the white house tomorrow. president karzei will be speaking at georgetown university tomorrow on relations between his country and the u.s. but that is at 5:30 eastern. we will have live coverage on c- span. >> hollywood's most famous movie stars leave the film capital to help the government sell war bonds. all part of a contingent of 50 screen celebrities giving their time and talent. >> what we want to look at to date is how popular culture presented the war. how was the war presented in the 1940's? how was it presented from the 1940's? how was it presented in music from the 1940's? >> this weekend on american history tv, popular culture and world war ii, with randy roberts, saturday night at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern on c-span3. >> school superintendents and the president of the college board discuss challenges and opportunities in preparing educators will navigating through
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